Simple and healthy recipe for honey dijon salad dressing and marinade blended in minutes using four whole food ingredients.
One of the easiest changes to make to the menu when you are looking to improve your health is to make your own salad dressing.
Commercial versions have a shocking list of toxic ingredients from rancid vegetable oils like canola to sugar, MSG (“spices”), GMOs, and inflammation-triggering gum thickeners.
Here are the sketchy ingredients of Newman’s Own Honey Mustard dressing, widely considered a “better” brand:
Canola Oil, Water, Creole Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Spices), Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Maltodextrin, Honey, Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt), Less than 2% of: Buttermilk (Dried), Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum (as a Thickener), Lemon Juice Concentrate, Onion (Dried), Garlic (Dried), Black Pepper.
Note that even brands that list extra virgin olive oil as the base ingredient are suspect.
You really can’t trust that your EVOO is 100% pure unless you buy it direct from the farm or small companies that deal directly with them.
There is a massive amount of corruption in the global olive oil industry!
Thus, making your own salad dressing is really the smartest way to go! As it turns out, it will save you money too!
The homemade honey dijon salad dressing and marinade recipe below that I make most frequently for my family only costs a few dollars per cup to make fresh.
Feel free to dial up the probiotics by using homemade fermented mustard instead of organic dijon if you prefer!
Compare this version to extra virgin olive oil-based dressings that cost upwards of $7 for a small bottle. These niche brands are not only expensive, but you can’t even be sure the oil used is 100% EVOO!
In summary, when it comes to salad dressings and marinades, three words are operative.
Make. Your. Own.
Honey Dijon Dressing and Marinade
Simple and healthy recipe for honey dijon mustard salad dressing and marinade blended in minutes using four whole food ingredients.
Mix the apple cider vinegar, honey, and dijon mustard well in a small bowl.
Drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil into the bowl with the other ingredients, while whisking vigorously with a fork to emulsify the oil.
Blend in the optional yogurt to transform the basic honey mustard dressing to a creamy version by whisking it in with a fork.
Serve or use as a marinade immediately.